TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

How We Roll

How We Roll

Photo Credit:  Cliff Lipson/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    March 31, 2022
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the life of Tom Smallwood 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

Based on the life story of professional bowler Tom Smallwood, HOW WE ROLL is a half-hour comedy series that centers on Tom, a stoic Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. As a skilled player, Tom knows that in bowling you get two chances: no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another one to make it right -- the ultimate second chance. Keeping that in mind, he begins his new career with the loving OK from his wife, Jen; the unfaltering support of Archie, his mentor and the proud owner of Archie's Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry; the cautious backing of his protective mom, Helen; and the encouragement of his son, Sam. It remains to be seen if Tom will strike it big on the pro bowler circuit, but right now, the pins are set, he's taking his second shot, and it's 300 or bust.
On Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 9-10pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the series finale of HOW WE ROLL, debuting back-to-back new episodes:

"The PTQ" (9pm): As Tom and Archie prepare for the pre-tournament qualifier, they lay out strict rules for Tom's family to follow to ensure Tom keeps his head in the game and qualifies for the World Series of Bowling.

"The Big One" (9:30pm): When Tom's mentor and coach, Archie, suffers a heart attack just days before the World Series of Bowling, Tom struggles with whether to stay with him in the hospital or leave to compete in the biggest tournament of his career.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as Smallwood

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios (as CBS Studios)


  • Archie's Lanes -